Well, can you guess what it is yet? If ever a book relied on your liking the author, this is it. Wendy does, of course, have an excellent reputation and track record in this area, so it’s probably a safe bet. At the very least, you’re going to open it and have a look.
So, what do you get? Well, a pretty thorough guide to flower painting, mainly at the impressionistic end of the scale – this isn’t botanical illustration, and you may heave a sigh of relief at that. Wendy’s flowers are not specimens, are usually in groups, sometimes mixed and often in context – if not a garden, then at least with some kind of setting. Section heads, picked at random from the demonstrations, include Developing The Foreground, Creating Supporting Areas and Balancing The Image and there’s barely anything on (say) details of petals. If this is your sort of flower painting, stop reading and buy the book now.
The subtitle is Fresh, effective and imaginative techniques and I wouldn’t disagree with that summary. It’s a comprehensive guide and full of ideas, techniques and inspiration.
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